Bike Break at Forest Park

Pedaled from Minburn to just outside of Perry the other day.  That was me poking along soaking in the sun and the surroundings.  My turnaround spot was Forest Park and Arboretum. It's a great spot for a bike break.   

Former telephone pole now provides a home for birds.  Saw one pole that still had blue insulators attached.  

Former telephone pole now provides a home for birds.  Saw one pole that still had blue insulators attached.  

I need some of this Ironweed for my backyard.  It's a native perennial that is a nectar plant for adult pollinators.  

I need some of this Ironweed for my backyard.  It's a native perennial that is a nectar plant for adult pollinators.  

A new crop of turbines. 

A new crop of turbines. 

Missed the blooms of the Gray-headed Coneflowers.  Dead headed a couple to take home and scatter.  

Missed the blooms of the Gray-headed Coneflowers.  Dead headed a couple to take home and scatter.  

Took a break in front of the scale house that once was in Dallas Center.  The snack I brought (stupid, boring, trail-mix) didn't entice so I passed.  In digging around in the handlebar bag I found a piece of root-beer hard candy.  Break time was saved!!!  Happy Riding!

Took a break in front of the scale house that once was in Dallas Center.  The snack I brought (stupid, boring, trail-mix) didn't entice so I passed.  In digging around in the handlebar bag I found a piece of root-beer hard candy.  Break time was saved!!! 

Happy Riding!